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Rachel Riley

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Rachel Riley covers local and breaking news. The recent Boston University graduate joined The Gazette's staff after interning at the newspaper in Summer 2016. During her undergraduate career, she held part-time positions at two New England newspapers, an investigative journalism nonprofit and an environmental magazine based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Crysta Norris, general manager of JC Penney in Hyattsville, Maryland, gives directions to people waiting about 20 minutes before the store opened on Thursday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey
Lauren Salant and Camden Abbott, 4, pet Pebbles, one of the Wrights's pet turkeys, in the Wrights's yard in Manitou Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
A bear ambles up Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs on June 14, 2017. Manitou Springs citizens will have to use a wildlife-proof garbage bin or keep their trash indoors till collection day, the City Council decided Tuesday night with a unanimous vote. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Wilson.)
Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the new path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. The old trail was washed out in the flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Hoover was visiting Hansen on his way to North Dakota.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
A bear ambles up Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs on June 14, 2017. City officials might institute a policy requiring residents to store their trash indoors until collection day or in bear-resistant containers to discourage the animals from wandering into urban areas. Photo courtesy of Nancy Wilson.
El Paso County Community Detox Facility (Photo courtesy of El Paso County)
Inmates play cards in the veterans ward at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The county created the special ward to help meet the needs of the veteran inmates and give them more access to outside programs for them.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - Inmates play cards in the veterans ward at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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